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Mayhem's King

(Operation Mayhem #4)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  293 ratings  ·  85 reviews
They call him the quiet one.

But they don’t know him.

They only know him as the King of mayhem. The elite of the elite. The man his team relied on to save the unsaveable. Kingston Kenrich could save anyone…except those who he’d loved most. King thought he’d survived the worst, until his own teammate’s betrayal left him blind in one eye. Before, he lived for pain, now he li
Published April 23rd 2019 (first published April 21st 2019)
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Mayhem boys are together again!

One step closer to their goal…

With each new book in this series my heart is pummeled again and again. Each member of their squad had lived through their own version of hell and King came into it all with heartbreaking baggage on top of it. King was dealt another devastating blow in the group’s last encounter with their enemies, but this time from within. Torn, but driven by rage and revenge, King didn’t expect to meet Laura or Faith in his drive for justice. He
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
King’s Mayhem❣️

King lives and breathes revenge! After losing his eye 👁 and the betrayal of that same teammate who shot him, he comes up with a plan to take him out. His plan hinges on kidnapping Dawson’s sister and using her as bait, but when he meets her....his plans quickly change😀

Laura is looking after John’s daughter after receiving the dreaded call that he was killed in action overseas. Now a man, claiming to be a former teammate has shown up and is looking to find him. However, this meetin
Sandy S
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 23, 2019

They call him the quiet one.

But they don’t know him.

They only know him as the King of mayhem. The elite of the elite. The man his team relied on to save the unsaveable. Kingston Kenrich could save anyone…except those who he’d loved most. King thought he’d survived the worst, until his own teammate’s betrayal left him blind in one eye. Before, he lived for pain, now he lives for revenge.

Her compassion knew no bounds.

From the moment Laura Dawson’s
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
This series will never not be my favourite

Ashley Couch
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. King is fueled by revenge when someone he used to call a friend shot him and caused him to lose an eye. King is hunting for John Dawson, and of course goes after the sister to use as bait. Discovering she has a child with her doesn't deter him from his mission. He seemed to also be fueled by the earlier loss of his wife and child, and I think that plays into his quest for vengeance as well. I was a little upset with Laura. She got her house blown up, then didn't show an ...more
Cathy Geha
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mayhem’s King by Lindsay Cross
Operation Mayhem #4

The prologue tells us of Kinston “King” Kendrich and what happened in his personal life that had such a great impact on him...closing him off and making him no doubt a quieter and more reserved man than he had been before. The fact he survived the prologue and what happened later is a testament to his strength, tenacity and endurance.

Half a decade or so after the prologue King’s story picks up again and he is looking for a way to find Dawson. Why
Sandra De Gouveia
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May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Kingston “King” Kenrich sees his wife and daughter killed by one of his own, Jack Dawson, he is out for revenge. King can’t forget how much the betrayal hurt and refuses to believe that Jack can change. When King takes Jack’s own sister who is also the enemy, Laura Dawson and his daughter, Faith; King will use them against Jack. As King gets to know both Laura and Faith he has feelings of wanting to protect them both but could possibly lose his heart to them as well. King can’t abide these ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It has been a while when King last encountered a comrade he thought had been dead. I was thrilled to see Mayhem's King picks up that cliff hanger from the last book, Mayhem’s Hero. Lindsay Cross creates a compelling read with King’s determination to execute judgment in this newest novel. Super solider, King, has buried his emotions of loss, grief and regret finds that life can still throw him for a loop. He is caught off guard by his attraction to the woman and child that he hunts down to help h ...more
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kingston has put his tragic past behind him, but he’s no longer living life. He’s just surviving life. After a tragic day in King’s life, he left everything behind. A member of the Mayhem project, his life is about to change once again. He believes he’s a man who doesn’t deserve happiness or love, and his focus is on revenge.

Laura Dawson is a woman who is content and happy with her life. Her brother, John, was in the service and twice, she thought he was dead. He’ll bring changes to her life tha
Sassy Southern
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kingston Kenrich was working undercover trying to bring down a Russian organization when his cover his blown and his main target escapes and is targeting his own family. His life changes in an instant and he is shot by his own teammate, John Dawson.
Now King has his own target, Laura Dawson, whom King wants to close to in order to find John. When he meets Laura he finds himself attracted to her and now must keep her and Faith safe until they figure out where John has disappeared to.
Can King separ
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it
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Lindsay Cross - Mayhem's King (Operation Mayhem Series - Book 4)

The 4th book in the Mayhem series focuses on Kingston Kenrich (KING ) and Laura Dawson, the sister of John Dawson and how John, a Mayhem member, betrayed KING and the team

I got lost in the first two chapters and had to re-read them. Chapter 2 seems to be the equivalent of a run-on sentence, there was no explanation that the author had taken us to a time in the future and a different mission where King was remembering John betraying
Nikki Brooks
King's back story is an absolute gut-wrencher - a few tears escaped I must admit. He is loving for revenge against Dawson, who shot him point blank range and almost killed him. He has his only known relative in sight and he is not averse to using her to get to Dawson.

Laura has a lot on her plate. She is the main carer for her niece, who is deaf, and she is shocked when the huge male that is King descends on her. She believed her brother was dead but when he popped back into her life she believed
Reading Addict
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been reading the Operation Mayhem series since it began and finally we are at King's story. Each book stands alone however I recommend beginning with Mayhem's Hero to really get to know all the characters and the ongoing plot line. King has always been the quiet one and in this book we will find out why. The team has been searching for Dawson but King is more obsessed than the rest of his teammates. It could be because Dawson shot King and left him for dead but it's more than that. King f ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Operation Mayhem changed the lives of an elite group of warriors. The went into the program thinking it was endorsed by the government to enhance their strength,when in reality it was created by some very evil individuals. Even after most of them escaped, their lives were changed forever.
This story is about King, a man that in addition to surviving the clandestine operation, not only lost his family and is still grieving , but years later, he lost the sight of one eye when one of their own attac
Rebecca Austin
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This is another great book in the series and the series keeps getting better with more mystery in each book.

My heart was broken right from the beginning of this story with what happened to King’s family and I completely understood why he felt like he needed revenge and why he wanted to go after John. I was a little sad that all of the guys were really still so closed off to one another as they never wanted to show their weaknesses.

I liked Laura and could understand why she wanted to protect her
Dawn Herrera
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mayhem’s King is one fantastic story it has action, danger with some intense twists and turns and some really great passion. This is book four in the Operation Mayhem series by the incredibly talented Lindsay Cross. Lindsay has a great writing style that really captures you with every word. The characters are strong, independent with a few scares and big hearts. King is out for revenge and there is nothing any one can say or do to stop him or is there. Laura is living her life when she gets the ...more
Kari Hansen
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
After King is shot by John, a fellow teammate who he should have been able to trust with his life and loses his eye all he wants is revenge and he is not above using John’s family to ensure he gets it.

Laura is John’s sister and she has been looking after his daughter Faith while he served his country. When she received the devastating news that John was dead she found herself responsible for Faith.

When King shows up at her door looking for her brother danger erupts around them and she now finds
Dana Busenbark
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who is Kingston Kendrich? Who is Rip? What do they do? Who else is on King's team? Remember Dawson? We see hi rear his head in the most unexpected of ways in this story! How? How do lives change? Who are Hope and Trinity? Who are Laura and Faith? Holy Smokes, Batman!!!! There is so much underlying tension for various reasons, in this story, that had me unable to put it down! So many unexpected things. I already cannot wait for the next book! A definite must read! I suggest starting at the beginn ...more
Cheryl Sanders
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 4 in the Operation Mayhem series and it features King and Laura. These two were heating up my E-reader from the start! Their connection instant! My heart shattered while reading King’s story. His loss was extreme and that was only the first time around because this hero gets hit twice. I understand his need for revenge but what I don’t understand is John Dawson, Laura’s brother. He’s very difficult to read. Good guy or bad guy? I guess we’ll see.

This is a fantastic read! The story
Linda Carlson
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This story is gut-wrenching as well as exciting and sexy. King is part of a Special Forces unit tasked with locating the leader of a Russian terrorist group and when things go sideways, they go in a big way!

I’m not giving away any spoilers but this story is heartbreaking, rugged, and teeth-clenching. Just when you think you have the twists and turns figured out, the author spins it around several times in a different direction.

Beyond the heartbreak, this story becomes heartwarming and very
Ga Books LoverX
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series gets it's hooks into you and you just want so much more! They are considered standalones but I highly recommend starting from the beginning so that you know everything is going on because they build on each other.

In this installment we get more information about King and why he is usually the quiet stoic one that sits over in the corner. We also get some more insight into John Dawson, the teammate that they all thought they had lost and in turn that introduces his sister Laura who is
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is King and Laura’s story. This starts out with a bang and doesn’t slow down. King wants revenge against the man who left him blind in one eye. He knows one person who may know where John is, his sister, Laura. Laura and her niece Faith are taken into hiding to keep them safe from John. King doesn’t know what to do about his feelings for Laura and Faith. He tries to keep his distance, but that doesn’t happen. These two have such a strong connection with each other and explosive chemistry. T ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG. Beautiful story about second chances for love. King has been through so much. He has been experimented on with the rest of the team, making him a super soldier. When he goes home, a gunman takes out his wife and daughter in a gunfight, leaving him a shell of his former self. He puts his emotions in a box for what he thought was forever. Then he meets the sister of a teammate, Laura and her niece, Faith. He thinks that he can find her brother Dawson at her house.
Laura doesn't know that her b
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
April 23, 2019
Book 4 in the Mayhem series is just as good as the first three. Kingston {King} is on a path to exact revenge, he just needs the right bait to bring in his target. Laura is that bait. Something goes wrong with that plan from the very beginning. King lost everything five years earlier. Since then the team and the missions were everything to him. Can Laura break through to the man underneath the cold, hard, exterior? Does she want to? I gave four stars because I thought Ms. Cross cou
Stephanie Smith
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars 🌟 - great romantic suspense novel

This is the 4th instalment in the Operation Mayhem series. This book focuses on Kingston ‘King’ after losing his sight when he ex-team mate John Dawson shoots him after coming back from supposedly being dead. Laura, John’s sister and feisty 7 yr old Faith, turn King’s world upside down, whilst he tries to deal with the betrayal of her brother and his desire for vengeance.

A great book full of suspense, action and intrigue, as well as tugging at the heart
Whispers From
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
King is an elite soldier. Giving a serum to up his abilities to be the best soldier ever. He is betrayed by one of his own and looses an eye. Laura is the sister of the man that betrayed his team. She is raising his daughter. When a confrontation between King and Dawson, her brother, happens, her house explodes. King takes Laura and Faith back to the compound to keep them safe. But is he really keeping them safe or using them as bait to catch her brother.
Great story with sex and action. A littl
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing

No spoilers of any kind included!
Lindsay Cross has done it again and created yet another amazing masterpiece!
I absolutely love the way she weaves her stories with the perfect blend of action and steaminess and I love how she sends me on a wild whirlwind of a roller coaster ride with all her books!
This book was awesome and that’s all I’m going to say about it because if I say anymore I’ll be giving away all the amazing surprises that’s hidden within this story and I do not want to do that becau
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Though technically a standalone I recommend that the series be read from the beginning for plot nuance and overall pleasure.

King never expected that a brother in arms would commit such a heinous act of treachery. Laura has lost her brother, left to care for his daughter.
King is determined to find the man who betrayed him, even if it means using his sister to do it. He isn't expecting to find himself attracted to Laura. How will he resolve his need for justice,and his desire for her? The plot is
Elene Wood
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read the previous 3 books in the series Im was really pleased to receive an advanced reader copy of the book. the books can be read as standalone but you gain much more from the story by reading the others first.

Right from the start we feel King’s pain and loss. He has closed himself off for years until he meets Laura and her deaf niece. His intention to use them to lure the man who blinded him so he can get revenge goes out the window as soon as they meet. The attraction is electric and
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Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.

An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After y

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